Department of Good News

Three Reasons Why Everything Isn’t Totally Terrible Right Now

Promising coronavirus data and other positive developments of late in Seattle.

09/15/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

Inventory Overload

Covid-19 Has Created a Condo Conundrum in Downtown Seattle

Can buyers and developers bet on the return of a vibrant downtown?

09/14/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

IS THAT ALLOWED?

Taking a Fitness Class In Person: Is That Allowed?

Restrictions have changed in recent weeks.

09/09/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

Inferno Year

Seattle Has a New, Old Reason to Stay Home: Wildfire Smoke

Seattle's air quality was worst in the world for at least a brief period yesterday.

09/09/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

Chronicles of the Curve

How to Interpret King County's Latest Coronavirus Numbers

Where we stand as summer winds down.

08/31/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

PSA

Even Without Symptoms, You Should Still Get Tested for Covid-19

The Washington state health authority isn’t echoing the CDC’s latest guidance.

08/27/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

No Justice, No Games

Seattle Athletes Helped Power a Revolutionary Day in Sports

By opting not to play on Wednesday, they removed a distraction from injustice in America.

08/27/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

Hot Market

The Pandemic Bumped Spring Home-Buying Back a Season in Seattle

Many real estate numbers for July evoke those of Mays past.

08/11/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

Coronavirus Chronicles

Where Covid-19 Outbreaks Are Happening in Washington

A new report from the state’s health department offers details about the origins of the virus’s spread.

08/05/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

Resilient Seattle

Seattle's Coronavirus Timeline, from Toilet Paper to Mask Laws

What just happened?

08/04/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

Resilient Seattle

The Future of Work: Are Offices a Relic of Our Pre-Pandemic Lives?

The pandemic hastened the takeover of telecommuting.

08/04/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

Breach Bums

You Don’t Have to Leave Shore to Spot an Orca in Seattle

The Orca Network’s devotees ground the whale-watching game.

08/03/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

Perfect Party

If We Could Throw a Party in Seattle Right Now, Here's Who We'd Invite

Entertaining some of our region’s most resilient pandemic figures—Ijeoma Oluo, We Got This Seattle founder Ellen Kuwana—will have to wait.

07/30/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

They've Got You Covered

King County Is Giving Away Free Masks Today

Here’s the info on the latest popup event.

07/28/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

The Real Big One

How Covid-19 Broadened Seattle's Social Divide

The pandemic widened cracks in the city’s social infrastructure—ones that endanger our most essential workers.

07/28/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

More Than Just a View

West Seattle Neighborhood Guide

Top restaurants. Handmade goods. A bustling beach and an ill-fated bridge. This peninsular patch of Seattle isn’t easy to get to, but it’s well worth the trip.

07/27/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy, James Ross Gardner, Nicole Martinson, and Allecia Vermillion

Diamond Dreams

The Mariners Could Actually Make the Playoffs This Year

With a shortened season and expanded postseason format, October baseball in Seattle isn’t out of the question.

07/24/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

Later Dater

Inslee Makes Indoor Dining a Family Affair

But don’t fret, single people: Cafe streets are on the way.

07/23/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

FRONT LINE FORCE

Seattle's Health Care Heroes

They’ve heard our joyful noises of support. Now it’s our turn to listen—to the people, and stories, behind the feats of medicine combating Covid-19.

07/23/2020 Edited by Benjamin Cassidy

Health Care Heroes

How a Group of Seattle Scientists Revealed Covid-19's Stateside Spread

Collaboration, serendipity, and a whole lot of brainpower.

07/23/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy